There is a reason breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It helps keep you focused for the 8 am leadership development course and keeps you from wanting to eat the entire contents of the office fridge at 10:30. Studies have also show that it can help reduce stress throughout the day.

Breakfast is a key component to managing daily stress. If you are under-nourished for the day your concentration can suffer and so can your health. Because you skipped breakfast, you will be so hungry by the time you eat lunch that you might end up bingeing on high fat foods. So maybe you didn’t need that burrito from Chipotle but you were so ravenous you ate the entire thing.  Also, people who eat breakfast regularly tend to have fewer problems with their weight and less stress overall.  Eating breakfast makes it easier to participate in daily tasks, such as that management development seminar at work.

Eating breakfast has been shown to be especially important to teens. Skipping breakfast led to lower test scores on English and math tests and a lower attendance rate. Difficultly with problem solving skills and it resulted in being ranked lower in class rankings.  That is why it is important to have your children on a breakfast regiment from a young age. It will help them stay focused and perform better on standardized tests and in their daily school work.

It’s just as important for adults who have children to eat their breakfast as well. Parents need to lead by example, and them just having a cup of coffee in the morning is not doing anything for their children or their own health.

Also make sure the breakfast is balanced, you don’t want to be eating a fast food breakfast every morning. Try to take time to sit down and have a bowl of cereal. Your health will benefit and so will your stress levels.